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Unformatted text preview: JAPAN ART VISUALS 4 Typical set of armor for the samurai class and symbol of their ascendancy to power at the beginning of the early feudal period beginning with the first military dictatorship, or shogunate at Kamakura. KAMAKURA ART AND SCULPTURE Bato Kannon in the Esoteric Buddhist form. Typical of this period is the dramatic portrayal in detail of the subject, modeled on sculptures of the earlier Nara period. See LaPlante 25.1 New guardian deities sculpted by Unkei for the rebuilt Todai-ji front gate. The menacing and intimidating postures and faces show the interest in dramatic presentation in the Kamakura period which again harks back to the Nara Period. Close-up of a guardian deity, in the medium of wood, this one with glass eyes to heighten the affect. Again, note the intimidating posture and scowl which was typical of guardian deities. Portrait painting of Minamoto Yoritomo, the first shogun of the Kamakura period. Scholars note that something of his personality is apparent here in the downturn mouth and the resolve and ruthlessness it portrays as seen in the detail of the face on the right. The warrior liking for realism is readily apparent here and contrasts with the idealism of the earlier court, as seen in the pictures from the Tale of Genji Scrolls. Portrait sculpure of Uesugi Shigefusa See LaPlnante 25.3.See LaPlnante 25....
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